Hotel California

Hotel California 
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair 
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air 
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light 
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim 
I had to stop for the night 
There she stood in the doorway; 
I heard the mission bell 
And I was thinking to myself, 
'This could be Heaven or this could be Hell' 
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way 
There were voices down the corridor, 
I thought I heard them say... 

Welcome to the Hotel California 
Such a lovely place 
Such a lovely face 
Plenty of room at the Hotel California 
Any time of year, you can find it here 

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends 
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends 
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat. 
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget 

So I called up the Captain, 
'Please bring me my wine' 
He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine' 
And still those voices are calling from far away, 
Wake you up in the middle of the night 
Just to hear them say... 

Welcome to the Hotel California 
Such a lovely place 
Such a lovely face 
They livin' it up at the Hotel California 
What a nice surprise, bring your alibis 

Mirrors on the ceiling, 
The pink champagne on ice 
And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device' 
And in the master's chambers, 
They gathered for the feast 
The stab it with their steely knives, 
But they just can't kill the beast 

Last thing I remember, I was 
Running for the door 
I had to find the passage back 
To the place I was before 
'Relax,' said the night man, 
We are programmed to receive. 
You can checkout any time you like, 
but you can never leave! 

New Kid In Town 
There's talk on the street; it sounds so familiar 
Great expectations, everybody's watching you 
People you meet, they all seem to know you 
Even your old friends treat you like you're something new 

Johnny come lately, the new kid in town 
Everybody loves you, so don't let them down 

You look in her eyes; the music begins to play 
Hopeless romantics, here we go again 
But after awhile, you're lookin' the other way 
It's those restless hearts that never mend 

Johnny come lately, the new kid in town 
Will she still love you when you're not around? 
There's so many things you should have told her, 
but night after night you're willing to hold her, 
Just hold her, tears on your shoulder 

There's talk on the street, it's there to 
Remind you, that it doesn't really matter 
which side you're on. 
You're walking away and they're talking behind you 
They will never forget you 'til somebody new comes along 
Where you been lately? There's a new kid in town 
Everybody loves him, don't they? 
Now he's holding her, and you're still around 
Oh, my, my 
There's a new kid in town 
Ooh, hoo 
Everybody's talking 'bout the new kid in town 
Ooh, hoo 
Everybody's walking' like the new kid in town 
There's a new kid in town 
There's a new kid in town 
I don't want to hear it 
There's a new kid in town 
I don't want to hear it 
There's a new kid in town 
There's a new kid in town 
There's a new kid in town 

Life In The Fast Lane 
He was a hard-headed man 
He was brutally handsome, and she was terminally pretty 
She held him up, and he held her for ransom in the heart 
of the cold, cold city 
He had a nasty reputation as a cruel dude 
They said he was ruthless, they said he was crude 
They had one thing in common, they were 
good in bed 
She'd say, 'Faster, faster. The lights are turnin' red." 
Life in the fast lane 
Surely make you lose your mind, mm 
Are you with me so far? 

Eager for action and hot for the game 
The coming attraction, the drop of a name 
They knew all the right people, they took 
all the right pills 
They threw outrageous parties, they paid heavenly bills 
There were lines on the mirror, lines on her face 
She pretended not to notice, she was caught up 
in the race 

Out every evening, until it was light 
He was too tired to make it, she was too tired 
to fight about it 

Life in the fast lane 
Surely make you lose your mind 
Life in the fast lane, everything all the time 
Life in the fast lane, uh huh 
Blowin' and burnin', blinded by thirst 
They didn't see the stop sign, 
took a turn for the worse 

She said, "Listen, baby. You can hear the engine 
ring. We've been up and down this highway; 
haven't seen a goddam thing." 
He said, "Call the doctor. I think I'm gonna crash." 
"The doctor say he's comin', but you gotta pay him cash." 
They went rushin' down that freeway, 
messed around and got lost 
They didn't know they were just dyin' to get off 
And it was life in the fast lane 
Life in the fast lane 

Wasted Time 
Well baby, there you stand 
With your little head, down in your hand 
Oh, my God, you can't believe it's happening 
Your baby's gone, and you're all alone 
and it looks like the end. 

And you're back out on the street. 
And you're tryin' to remember. 
How will you start it over? 
You don't know what became. 
You don't care much for a stranger's touch, 
But you can't hold your man. 

You never thought you'd be alone this far 
down the line 
And I know what's been on your mind 
You're afraid it's all been wasted time 

The autumn leaves have got you thinking 
about the first time that you fell 
You didn't love the boy too much, no, no 
you just loved the boy to well, Farewell 
So you live from day to day, and you dream 
about tomorrow, oh. 
And the hours go by like minutes 
and the shadows come to stay 
So you take a little something to 
make them go away 
And I could have done so many things, baby 
If I could only stop my mind from wondrin' what 
I left behind and from worrying 'bout this wasted time 

Ooh, another love has come and gone 
Ooh, and the years keep rushing on 
I remember what you told me before you went out on your own: 
"Sometimes to keep it together, we got to leave it alone." 
So you can get on with your search, baby, and I can 
get on with mine 
And maybe someday we will find , that it wasn't really 
wasted time 
Oh hoo, ooh, ohh, 
Ooh,ooh, mm 

Wasted Time Reprise 

Victim of Love 
What kind of love have you got? 
You should be home, but you're not 
A room full of noise and dangerous boys 
still makes you thirsty and hot 
I heard about you and that man 
There's just one thing I don't understand 
You say he's a liar and he put out 
your fire 
How come you still got his gun in your hand? 
Victim of love , I see a broken heart 
You got your stories to tell 
Victim of love, it's such an easy part 
and you know how to play it so well 

Some people never come clean 
I think you know what I mean 
You're walkin' the wire, pain and desire 
Looking for love in between 

Tell me your secrets, I'll tell you mine 
This ain't no time to be cool 
And tell all your girlfriends, 
you "been around the world" friends 
that talk is for losers and fools 

Victim of love, I see a broken heart 
I could be wrong, but I'm no 
Victim of love, we're not so far apart 
Show me, what kind of love have you got? 

Victim of love, you're just a victim of love 
I could be wrong , but I'm not 
Victim of love, now you're a victim of love 
What kind of love have you got? 
What kind of love have you got? 
What kind of love have you got? 

Pretty Maids All In A Row 
Hi there, 
How are 'ya? 
it's been a long time 
My, but we learn so slow 
and heroes, they come 
and they go 
and leave us behind as if 
we're s'pposed to know why 
Why do we give up our hearts to the past? 
and why must we grow up so fast? 

And all you wishing well fools 
with your fortunes 
someone should send you a rose with 
love from a friend, 
it's nice to here from you 
And the storybook comes to a close 
Gone are the ribbons and bows 
Things to remember places to go 
Pretty Maids all in a Row 
Oh, oh oh, oh...... 

Try and Love Again 
When you're out there on your own 
Where your memories can find you 
Like a circle goes around 
You were lost until you found out 
What it all comes down to 

One by one 
The lonely feelings come 
Day by day, they slowly fade away 

Ooh, the look was in her eyes 
you never know what might be found there 
She was dancing right in time 
And the looks she made so fine 
Like the music that surrounds her 

Should I stay or go? 
I really want to know 
Would I loose or win 
If I try and love again? 
gonna try and love again 
I'm gonna try and love again 
gonna try and love 
gonna try and love 

Right or wrong, what's done is done 
It's only moments that we borrow 
But the thoughts will linger on 
of the lady and her song 
When the sun comes up tomorrow 
Well, it might take years to see 
Through all these tears 
Don't let go 
When you find it you will know 

Oh, Gonna try and love again 
gonna try and love again 
Sometimes lose, sometimes win, 
Sometimes you need a friend 
gonna try, gonna try 
gonna try, gonna try, (etc.) 

The Last Resort 
She came from Providence, 
the one in Rhode Island 
Where the old world shadows hang 
heavy in the air 
She packed her hopes and dreams 
like a refugee 
Just as her father came across the sea 

She heard about a place people were smilin' 
They spoke about the red man's way, 
and how they loved the land 
And they came from everywhere 
to the Great Divide 
Seeking a place to stand 
or a place to hide 

Down in the crowded bars, 
out for a good time, 
Can't wait to tell you all, 
what it's like up there 
And they called it paradise 
I don't know why 
Somebody laid the mountains low 
while the town got high 

Then the chilly winds blew down 
Across the desert 
through the canyons of the coast, to 
the Malibu 
Where the pretty people play, 
hungry for power 
to light their neon way 
and give them things to do 

Some rich men came and raped the land, 
Nobody caught 'em 
Put up a bunch of ugly boxes, and Jesus, 
people bought 'em 
And they called it paradise 
The place to be 
They watched the hazy sun, sinking in the sea 

You can leave it all behind 
and sail to Lahaina 
just like the missionaries did, so many years ago 
They even brought a neon sign: "Jesus is coming" 
Brought the white man's burden down 
Brought the white man's reign 

Who will provide the grand design? 
What is yours and what is mine? 
'Cause there is no more new frontier 
We have got to make it here 

We satisfy our endless needs and 
justify our bloody deeds, 
in the name of destiny and the name 
of God 

And you can see them there, 
On Sunday morning 
They stand up and sing about 
what it's like up there 
They call it paradise 
I don't know why 
You call someplace paradise, 
kiss it goodbye